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If you've ever lived in a dorm (or currently do), you know the challenges: noisy roommates, prison-like dimensions, and zero storage. Funny, that sounds a lot like our adult apartments. No matter how much of our youth we spent cultivating mansion (or penthouse) dreams, our real-life spaces always wind up a bit more economical.
So, in honor of back-to-school (and fall sprucing) we rounded up 30 essentials to make your home more functional — and fun — no matter your age. From a suction-cup-adhering medicine cabinet decorated with prescription pop art to a backpack laundry bag, these affordable buys just make life easier, so you can focus on your studies/grown-up things. Decorating 101 starts now.
Your grandma might have a style sense that rivals Diana Vreeland's, but if she’s ever commented on how “boyish” your outfit looks when you were feeling particularly femenine (in your cropped sweater, A-line skirt, and patent oxfords, say) you should welcome her to 2014. These days, how much pink you have in your read
Halloween is ultimately what you make of it. Some spare no expense crafting the perfect couple's costume while others play the holiday on the cheap — embracing their thrifty side with drugstore buys and repurposed clothing that they already own. If you're in the former category, Charlotte Olympia's limited edition "Trick read